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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

Grand Funding Announced For Nemaha County Communities

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Riley County Fire District #1 Breaking Ground On New Fire Departments

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Child Care Emergency Training For Babysitters Sunday

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Marshall Co. Historical Society Quarterly Meeting Set

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Marshall Co. Transfer Station Free Disposal Day Saturday

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Local Unused Medication Collection Sites Set For Saturday

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USD 384 Blue Valley To Celebrate 60th Anniversary April 28th

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Kansas Headlines

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Kansas News Service

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